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Los Angeles Valiant roasted for Overwatch League skin glitch

Published: 17/Apr/2019 22:37 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 16:55

by Bill Cooney

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The Los Angeles Valiant may have had the roughest start to Season 2 of any team in the Overwatch League but now they’re being dunked on for something that is completely out of their control.

The Valiant secured their first win of Season 2 against the Atlanta Reign on April 12, after going winless in Stage 1.

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But that wasn’t enough to stop the abuse on Twitter from other OWL teams, who took a minor glitch in the Storm Rising patch as a chance to roast the Valiant further.

Valiant: green, gold and blue?

The glitch that apparently came along with the Storm Rising patch on April 16 seems to have turned the Valiant logo on several of the Overwatch League skins to blue, instead of gold.

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It was the Valiant’s in-state rival the San Francisco Shock who first took a job at the skin glitch, asking L.A. why they were so blue (not winning more than one match so far this season might have something to do with it).

Next, it was the Dallas Fuel’s turn to poke fun at the unfortunate error, saying that this is what happens when your tattoo artist is secretly a Fuel Fan.

The glitch appears on Roadhog, Torbjorn, Baptiste, and Widowmaker, but other heroes could have the glitch as well.

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A fix for the glitch?

Blizzard or Overwatch have yet to comment on the glitch, but it seems relatively minor so there’s a good chance it will be fixed soon.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan didn’t mention any glitches during his appearance on stream after the release of Storm Rising on April 16, but he did drop a number of hints at upcoming content for the game.

One of the biggest was that Havana, the map the Storm Rising Brawl takes place on, would be Overwatch’s newest escort map and be arriving on the PTR soon.

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Finally, Kaplan shared news that a lot of Overwatch fans have been waiting for: D.Va will be getting a new skin for the upcoming Anniversary event that will “break the internet,” according to Jeff.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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